Archives for: February 2009

2009-02-19

Permalink 22:42:10, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, 939 words   English (EU)

The Border Patrol Free Zone...

Over the past year, I've blogged about the Border Patrol buildup in Washington State on several occasions:

Most recently, concerned individuals and organizations in Washington State banned together to counter further Border Patrol encroachment into their local communities and on individual rights. Their website, BORDER PATROL FREE, highlights Border Patrol aggression in the area and provides information and assistance to individuals on how they can protect themselves along with reporting abusive Border Patrol activity they encounter.

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2009-02-15

Permalink 22:53:28, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, 228 words   English (EU)

Pre-hearing Discovery Motion Submitted

This is a quick update regarding the December 20, 2008 U.S. Border Patrol/tribal police encounter I previously discussed here.

Tribal police officer Robert Carrasco, Badge #166, with the Tohono O'odham Police Department worked closely with U.S. Border Patrol Agents to maliciously cite me for impeding traffic while I was being seized by armed federal agents in front of two stop signs at a Homeland Security checkpoint.

Officer Carrasco appears to the right in the photo above while the two Border Patrol agents who left their checkpoint posts to assist Officer Carrasco with impeding my right to travel after waving me through the DHS checkpoint appear to the left.

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2009-02-04

Permalink 19:18:27, Categories: News, Homeland Security?, 1407 words   English (EU)

ICE Lies To Congress, Shifts Target of Immigrant Raids

In April of 2006, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released an audit report titled Detention and Removal of Illegal Aliens. The report centered around ICE's Office of Detention and Removal (DRO) and highlighted the fact that the office releases approximately 36% of all illegal aliens apprehended and detained by Customs and Border Protection every year. These individuals are released into the country either on bond while awaiting the results of their immigration cases or on their own recognizance.

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Roadblock Revelations

Welcome to Checkpoint USA's blog. Here you'll find general information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel.

While I refer to court cases along with state and federal law frequently in this blog, nothing written here should be construed as legal advice. I am not an attorney. Rather, I'm someone concerned about the growing disregard for individual rights present at all levels of government.

My conclusions are my own based upon personal experience and research. The law is made purposely complex however and varies significantly from place to place and circumstance to circumstance.

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